A lecture by Christopher Payne: 'Commode Wallace' - Furniture by Francois Linke and his Parisian contemporaries
In the second half of the 19th century Parisian furniture makers of the luxury market produced work of outstanding quality which both reflected the eclecticism of contemporary taste and incorporated new creative ideas. One of the most sought-after was François Linke, and to complement the display from the Linke Archive currently on view at the Wallace Collection, Christopher Payne (known to many for his work on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow) will look at some of the works produced by him and his peers. Many of these were inspired by the great collections of 18th-century furniture being put together at that time, including that of Sir Richard Wallace, and one of Linke’s most important works was the ‘Commode Wallace’, a direct copy of one of the Wallace Collection’s most popular chest-of-drawers.
This lecture will have live subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be followed by a wine reception.
Venue: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN
Friday, 8th September 2017, 6.30pm - 8pm
Tickets cost £10
For more information, please visit http://www.wallacecollection.org/collections/event/8817
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